CCSU Women, Coast Guard Men Earn Victories At 2022 Connecticut Cup

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December 05th, 2022 College, News, Previews & Recaps

2022 Connecticut Cup

  • December 2-3, 2022
  • Middletown, Ct.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results

Courtesy: CCSU Athletics

The Central Connecticut women’s swimming and diving team topped the overall standings at the two-day Connecticut Cup hosted by Wesleyan University. The Blue Devils scored 774 points to best the host by a point for the team title.

Jewelle Maziarz earned victories on both boards while Katie Czulewicz earned the top spot in the 200 and 500 freestyles, to account for four of the Blue Devils seven individual wins at the two-day event.

200 Free Relay

500 Freestyle

  • Czulewicz gave the Blue Devils their first individual win, touching first with a swim of 5:08.39
  • Abbey Keane placed second, with a 5:10.48 and Welcome placed fifth at 5:16.98

200 IM

  • Morgan O’Hara was the squad’s top finisher in the 200 IM with a swim of 2:12.70

50 Freestyle

  • Spaciano, 25.09, placed ninth, the only Blue Devil in the top-10

1-Meter Diving

  • Jewelle Maziarz led a dominant Blue Devil diving performance, scoring 239.25 to capture the low board
  • Elyse Boothroyd picked up 235.60 points for second place, while Zoe Baker finished fourth with 208.90 points

400 Medley Relay

100 Butterfly

  • Welcome and Dunningan placed fourth and fifth, touching at 1:00.05 and 1:00.10 respectively
  • Discala also finished in the top-10, touching at 1:00.79

400 IM

  • Wroblewski gave CCSU its second win, using a dominant breaststroke leg to pull away for a nearly five second victory, 4:39.09
  • O’Hara, 4:47.08, Kyla Behrle, 4:50.96, Kaylin McMahon,4:51.09, and Abby Bacon, 4:54.89, all placed in the top-10

200 Freestyle

  • Czulewicz picked up another win with a time of 1:55.17
  • Welcome placed third, touching at 1:56.36, while Kelly Stotler (1:58.63), placed seventh and Keane (1:59.69) touched eighth

100 Breaststroke

  • Discala tagged the Blue Devils third consecutive win with a 1:05.79 effort, with a 1.33 second margin
  • O’Hara (1:09.91) and Wroblewski (1:10.65) finished eighth and ninth respectively

100 Backstroke

  • Dunningan touched sixth, .14 seconds out of third, with a 1:00.11
  • Kelly Stotler finished in a time of 1:00.61, good for eighth, while Czulewicz touched at 1:00.68, good for ninth pace

3-Meter Diving

  • Maziarz completed her sweep of the diving events, totaling 229.65
  • Boothroyd placed third, collecting 209.55 points

200 Medley Relay

  • Kelly Stotler, Discala, Welcome and Czulewicz touched at 1:49.97, good for third place
  • Dunningan, O’Hara, Wroblewski and Spaciano combined for an eighth-place effort, with a swim of 1:52.92

1,650 Freestyle

  • Keane picked up gold in the 1,650, with a 17:45.62
  • Taylor Demarest finished in seventh place with a swim of 18:56.91

200 Backstroke

  • Dunningan earned a runner-up finish, with a swim of 2:09.03
  • Pena earned an eighth-place finish with a time of 2:11.93

100 Freestyle

  • Welcome led three Blue Devils in the top-10, with a 53.82 effort that was good for fourth place
  • Spaciano touched in sixth place, 54.04, while Czulewicz touched at 54.54, good for 10th

200 Breaststroke

  • O’Hara was the team’s top finisher, placing fifth at 2:28.73, followed by Discala in sixth place, with a swim of 2:28.99
  • Bacon rounded out the top-10 swims with a ninth-place finish at 2:32.22

200 Butterfly

  • Wroblewski gave CCSU a fourth-place finish with a swim of 2:13.69
  • Kyla Behrle touched at 2:15.04, in fifth place, while Plowucha touched 10th at 2:18.65

400 Freestyle Relay

  • Czulewicz, Kelly Stotler, Welcome and Spaciano swam to a fourth-place finish with a time of 3:37.01
  • Dunningan, O’Hara’ Keane and McMahon finished the race at 3:44.61, in eighth-place


  • CCSU – 774
  • Wesleyan – 773
  • Coast Guard – 708
  • Trinity – 505
  • Connecticut College – 486
  • Eastern Connecticut – 112
  • University of St. Joseph – 70
  • Western Connecticut – 20
  • Albertus Magnus – 18


CCSU is next in action on December 18 at the CSCAA Open Water National Championship in Miami, FL. That event begins at 10:00 am

Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard Athletics

Middletown, Connn– The men’s swimming and diving team defended their CT Cup title for the seventh consecutive time in a down to the wire finish. The men had exchanged leads with the resurgent Connecticut College team through the three-session contest. The teams were separated by four points heading into the 400 freestyle relay, with the winner of the event likely to determine the winner of the meet.

The relay of junior Jake Kim, senior Bobby O’Donnell, senior Tyler Bland and sophomore Colin Twiss posted an in season Academy best time of 3:05.06 to take home the victory. The quartet were two and a half seconds ahead on the second place Camels.

The Saturday sessions were filled with highlights in individual events. Sophomore Sean Lyman posted two event wins in the 400 Individual Medley and a time of 4:07.03 and the 1650 freestyle (16:06.13) making Lyman the sole CGA swimmer to win three times over the course of the meet. Senior Tyler Bland flew past the field in the 100 breaststroke in 55.58, an NCAA “B” cut time. Bland followed the win in the 100 with a solid 2:07.14 in the 200 distance and the win. Colin Twiss swam to the win in the 200 freestyle at 1:40.40 (nearly two seconds faster than his 2021 time). Jake Kim continued his strong weekend with a second place finish in the 100 free at 47.02.

The final scores were as follows: USCGA 836, Connecticut College 824, Wesleyan 764.5, Trinity 436, Eastern CT State 203, University of Saint Joseph 177.5, and Western CT State 108.

Coast Guard is off until 2023, and will gear up for the new year after their winter training trip to Sarasota, Florida.

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